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Definition of the noun Aldabra Tortoise

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Aldabra Tortoise is the vernacular name of the Geochelone gigantea, a species of Geochelone.

  • geographic area: Africa


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Google previewSuper Nature Encyclopedia (2012)

by DK

Head is small and rounded BEAKED BROWSER An Aldabra Tortoise has no teeth, and instead uses a sharp-edged horny beak to browse on vegetation. The tapering 5tr°ngjews shape enables it to crop grass and forCheW'ng tough plants ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Tree squirrel - water spider (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

The biggest land species is the Aldabra tortoise, Aldabrachelys elephantina, which is native to the small island of Aldabra and a few other islands in the Indian Ocean. The shell of the largest specimen ever reliably recorded was 54 inches ( 1.4 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

by Charles Darwin, appealed to the governor of Mauritius to take measures to protect the declining Aldabra tortoise population. This action prompted the protection of Aldabra, and from 1891 commercial users of the atoll were required to ...

Google previewThe Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles (2011)

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson

Dussumier Aldabra Tortoise Dipsochelys dussumieri Gray, 1831 Round Island Keel-scaled Boa Casarea dussumieri Schlegel,1837 Western ...

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